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Monday, December 31, 2012

WE ARE PROMOTING THE AWARENESS OF MUSIC IN DWARKA- COL. ANEJA


Music is an art form whose  medium is sound and silence. If you are also resident of Dwarka then you must have heard about Dwarka Kala Sangam. Yes, the founder of this club is no other than Col. Ram Rang Aneja. Recently, Col. Aneja shared   few experiences with S.S.DOGRA, Managing Editor, Dwarka Parichay. Let’s chalk it out.

 When you started your DWARKA KALA SANGAM in Dwarka?
 I started Dwarka Kala Sangam on 25th April 2010 and It was registered with the Registrar of Socities, New Delhi on 8th July 2010.

Col. Ram Rang Aneja
Did you have previous experience to run such organisation?
Yes,  I am the founder member of EX Defence Services Officers Association registered office 194 Hargovind Enclave, New Delhi-110092. When I was residing at A -91 Vivek Vihar (East Delhi), Delhi-110095. I was the first general secretary of this association.

Do you get any help from other organizations/institutions?
 Not yet.

Name few  executive members of your association?
 Lt. Col. Ram Rang Aneja, S. K. Sambaria, K Venkataraman, Mrs. Shashi Jain, Mrs. Shashi Kohli, Mrs. Karuna Srivastava, Mr. P.S. Dhunta, Mrs. Promila Malik,  Mrs. Gurdeep Kaur & Mrs. Rakesh Sharma.

Do  you get cooperation of your team/members?
 Yes, I get all the co-operation from the members.

What kind of guidelines/ suggestion your organization give to the music lovers?
 I advise all the singers that singing is one of the best ways of Keeping  your voice sounding young and fresh when you get older. According to the German Medical Journal NAJ Quoting throat, nose and ear physicians, the magazine says that the human voice inevitably starts breaking during old age and sounds rough and weak. Continuous speech training and singing can help reduce this effect. 103 years old Dutch actor and singers Johannes Heesters says he trains his voice daily first the deep tones and then move up to higher tones as far as tenor.

Do you organize musical evening  for music lovers ? If yes give detail.
 Dwarka Kala Sangam having music programme last Saturday/ Sunday of every month.  Recently,  DKS had Ek Shaam Rafi Ke Naam , Sau bar janam lenge,
Shankar Jaikishan night in Dwarka, Ek Sham Mukesh Ji Ke Naam etc.

What are the major issues,  your association fighting for?
 Main aim is to create awareness of semi-Classical and Golden-Era film music and song among the younger and older generation. Sangam giving free entry to handicapped and needy artist.

What is the official address to communicate you? 
 405, Mass Apartment Plot-24, Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075.
Mobile: 9818166588, 9810457310.

What is the main mission of Dwarka Kala Sangam?
  As music is a great stress buster Dwarka Kala Sangam, through our efforts of promoting good music, provide a means of wellness among music lover.  Numbers  of Music Lovers (Gents/ Ladies) are approaching us to become the member of Dwarka Kala Sangam since this is the first such organization in Dwarka who is promoting awareness of music among the younger and particularly older generation.


Protest against commodification of Women - Jansanskriti Dwarka


Jansanskriti - Dwarka expresses its deep sorrow at the tragic death of the brave young woman who had been a victim of the brutal beating and gang rape on a moving bus in the heart of the National capital. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family.

This is not an isolated incident. Sexual assault cases are the fastest increasing crimes in India. In Delhi there is zero accountability on the part of various authorities for the deteriorating security of women in the capital with the state and central agencies indulging in a blame game. Naturally there has been a spontaneous upsurge fuelled by the outrage against crime towards women.

Today ie., on 30th Dec, there was a protest march in Dwarka, Delhi towards the crematorium where this girl’s pyre was lit. The protest was with basic demands of measures to ensure security, easy access to time bound justice, referring all pending cases to fast track courts, stringent laws against sexual assault and creating social awareness against commodification of women.

However, the insensitive Delhi Police personal did not allow us to enter the crematorium and there was a heated argument taken place between us and the Police Officials. The emotional participants consisting largely women and young girls paid tribute to the brave girl with lighted candles and white flowers at entrance gate of the crematorium.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Candle March for Damini in Dwarka.


30th December, 2012 led a candlelight march in support of the victim of the brutal gang rape in Delhi on December 16th. Residents of Kargil & Akshardham Apartment, Dwarka were joined by hundreds of residents from other parts of the sub city.

Few ladies in the march say,” It is sad that rapists exist, but we think severe punishment should be given to the rapists. So that they should not dare to do this evil.”

The incident which took place in Delhi sparked a nationwide outrage, it was an eye-opener to how vulnerable woman really are in big cities.



The march started from the Akshardham gate near the Amrahie Village and went on toward the Cremation Ground, sector-24, Dwarka where Damini was cremated today morning. The initiative was taken by Sukhvinder Kaur and Jai Bhagwan Kataria.

Where have the statesman gone ?

Dr. Anjali Mehta
1. Why can't even one representative of the Government make the right gesture and step down/ take one definitive action ?? It would set a fine example for others to follow.

For example, if the police commissioner said he was resigning as he felt a sense that something had failed drastically....what a good and reassuring signal it would send us ! Or if the state police immediately sent an internal circular to all departments that all sexual assault FIRs would be recorded on camera at the police station and sexual assault FIR would be filed in presence of higher ranking official (presumably, better educated people would know how to speak to women) forthwith. Or the President urged all political parties to call an emergency session of parliament. Any one act....to start with....to lead with... Is there not one statesman among them ??

2. When we search for inspiring/ reassuring words from our current politicians all we end up with are vague reassurances and sometimes outright drivel (please refer to insensitive comments made by Presidents son, Mrs Dasgupta, Mr Anwar and others... ) . Why can't anyone have the thoughts of a Nehru, Kennedy or Churchill ? Or as Binnie aunty put it so well " If they don't have fine thoughts themselves let them get good speechwriters at least !"

Why do they act like tube lights when responding to critical situations ? If we had a hurricane , would we wait for 14 days to see exactly what damage it had inflicted before doing something ? What of the people dying meanwhile ?

Why must we let that young girl get molested on a bus or a woman be raped and killed by six men in Calcutta while the authorities are getting their act together (or not getting it together in this case ). Is there not one statesman amongst them ??

3. Why did the authorities not give the young brave heart a state funeral with full honour when they knew that was what all would have wanted ? Do they not salute courage and not feel proud of this brave citizen who could summon the courage to give two dying declarations even in her condition ?? Why can't they open their mouths and say what needs to be said when this young girl could speak after three surgeries and the overlying shadow of death ??

Is there not one statesman amongst them ??
How do we get these people to not betray their side of the deal (we elected them in good faith) and act?

Candle march by Sect or 22 Dwarka residents


Condolence meeting in the Vinayak CGHS Sect-10 to pay tribute to the “Brave Girl”


A condolence meeting in the Vinayak CGHS Ltd. in Sect-10, Dwarka, New Delhi was held on 29th Decemebr,2012 at 4,30 in the evening to pay tribute and homage to the “Brave and Courageous Girl” who was named as “DAMINI” or “NIRBHAYA”. Mr P.K.Bhardwaj , IPS said that it is really a very shocking for all of us . He expressed his views that the battle has now begun against the shameful social attitudes that allows men to misbehave women. Dr. B.K.Chaudhry expressed his view that her untimely demise has given a shock to the entire world. He further said that everyone must fight for a just & equal society where women has all the rights and ensure that we must built pressure on Government and Administration so that strong laws are framed and police perform its duties properly. Mrs. Gaganjit Kaur said that as a woman and as a mother I know how this is painful to know. She expressed that women must make themselves strong to face and fight. Members of the Society paid their homage to the departed soul and prayed to Almighty to rest her soul in peace. They also prayed to God to grant courage to her family to bear this shock. In the end a two minutes silence was kept.

Bollywood stars at Parvez Lakdawala’s Daughter Wedding Ceremony

Abhishek Dubey

Parvez Lakdawala hosted a marriage ceremony party of his daughter Neha and Faraaz. The reception theme was winter snow which makes everybody feel cold with snow all around the place. The reception party was attended by couples of close friends and family.
Harish, Niharica Raizada and Satish Reddy
Dalip Tahil was first to arrive and was seen wishing the couple he said, “It’s a great pleasure to attend this beautiful wedding and I wish couple the best of luck”. Ravi Kishan and Harish add glamour to the party. Ravi said, “This is an auspicious occasion for everybody and I wish them a great future ahead”.

Aslam Shaikh, Dalip Tahil, Pragati Mehra, Johnny Lever, Rakesh Bedi & Ravi Kishan
The happiest person of the evening Jonny Lever seen enjoying the party he said, “This evening has graced with the love of couple and I enjoyed a lot”. Pragati Mehra was seen blessing the newlywed couple she said, “While looking this beautiful couple I can say that Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. Bollywood actor Rakesh Bedi, Producer Satish Reddy and Niharica Raizada were present at the event.

Nasim-Khan, Dr.Deependra Singh Shekhawat, MLA Nawab Malik & Kripashanker Singh
The guest list was a mix of city glitterati that included politicians Kripashanker Singh, Abu Asim Azmi, Nasim Khan, MLA Aslam Shaikh, MLA Nawab Malik, and Speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Dr. Deependra Singh Shekhawat.

Brave girl Damini's last journey





Photo Courtesy: Dwarka Express

Bhagat Chandra Hospital celebrated Annual Day


Recently, Bhagat Hospital Private Limited celebrated its Annual Day in a unique style. The whole staff of Bhagat Hospital, D-Block, Janakpuri and Bhagat Chandra Hospital, Dwarka performed live performance in front of around four hundred audience. The celebration started with the Jesus birth play and Ganesh Vandana.Most of the staff members of the hospital presented different items such as Christmas script, jokes item from Dr. Kamal Parwal, songs, solo song by Dr.(Mrs.) Parwal, Dr.(Mrs.) Upasana Bhagat, Quawwali by Pramod Premi, play, solo and group dance performance, etc.

Dr.C.M.Bhagat - Medical Director of Bhagat Hospital Pvt. Ltd. Informed Dwarka Parichay that their hospital has been celebrating such a programme since 1995. We have a family like environment in the hospital where everybody is a family member and enjoy the life while working for the hospital as well.Dr. Rahul Kharti recited poems & Dr. Rajesh Kalita also sang Hindi movies songs beautifully. The celebration was concluded with a delicious dinner.

Revitalising Indian Democracy by Major General Vinod Saighal

Revitalising Indian Democracy
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ABOUT THE BOOK

Vinod Saighal’s book compels attention for several reasons. To begin with the Model for Restoration of Good Government (MRGG), a universal model that he unveiled in October 1995 found resonance around the country and some parts of the world, including the United Nations. It was translated into several languages. There are other firsts in the book. The author has covered an amazingly large spectrum in pursuance of his single-minded quest for a better India. He brings to it a perspective that is original and refreshing. In fact, it is rare to find such broad spectrum analysis from a single source. Many of the formulations would appeal to audiences in countries facing similar decline in the functioning of their democracies.

In a series of talks delivered in 2010, 11 and 12 (Reconciling Coalition Dharma, Good Governance, National Security; Is the Constitution being constitutionally Undermined? Judicial Activism: Panacea, Bane or Boon) the author highlighted the terminal degeneracy that has set in at the very apex of governance. In similar vein he has expressed the view that in spite of the judiciary being accused in government circles of over-activism, in actual fact the judiciary has been reluctant to intervene, merely lamenting the decline in governance in several of their judgments. He goes on to say that had the judiciary been more assertive the present decline in practically all areas of governance could have been arrested much earlier. Relating to hardened criminals becoming legislators, their combined strength in the Electoral College will soon be larger than that of the national parties. Should the present trend continue, by giving a call for unity amongst their fraternity, they could hypothetically place an arch-criminal in the Rashtrapati Bhawan in the not too distant future.



* "People like him keep Democracy on the Rails" - Dr. S Y Quraishi, Former CEC (Chief Election Commissioner).

* "The book has application beyond India's frontiers. We are starting an Arabic translation" Dr. Waeil Awwad, Journalist - (The book) highlights the tensions between representative democracy and participative democracy" - H.E. Ruben Ignacio Zamora Rivas, Ambassador of El Salvador

* "A passionate analysis of the situation as it obtains today" - Arif Mohammed Khan, Former Minister in the Central government.

* "The people of India have taken the constitution of India as dharma shastra. -Mr. Justice J S Verma, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

* Writing about the present situation in the country the author has used the book as a medium to provide a completely new direction to revitalize Indian democracy. - Dialogue India, July 2012.

* The Book must be on every book shelf that aspires to understand the enigma called India. -South Asia Defence Strategic Review, Vol 6 Issue 3 July –August 2012

* Today, General Saighal is considered an authority in the concepts of good governance and good government. - Diplomatist, vol IV issue no.7, July 2012

* "Vinod Saighal, rather than simply stating what ails Indian democracy, comes up with a workable model for stemming the rot .........A clear roadmap for stemming the rot is here. Are we willing to take the plunge"?- The Sunday Tribune Spectrum, New Delhi, 30 September 2012

* " Major General Vinod Saighal, considered an authority on good governance, talks about putting India on a sound and secure democratic footing in his latest book". - Millennium Post November 17, 2012.

AN INITIATIVE FOR...Building a Better India


The Indian Heights School, sector 23, Dwarka in association with ‘ Art of Living ‘conducted a session on “My Idea for Building a Better India”. This session provided an opportunity to the students to express their ideas and views how they can contribute in making India a better country. By filling the Special Sheets provided to them, students penned down their vision to make their nation better to best. The thought provoking expressions of Gen Next were commendable.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

CANCELLATION /POSTPONEMENT OF THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION


Due to sudden demise of the “BRAVE & COURAGIOUS GIRL” who was fighting for her life since 16th December, 2012 in India and abroad lost her fight of life and breathed her last at about 2.15 a.m. to –day in the morning in Singapore. Her untimely demise has given a shock to the entire world. A ‘TRUE FIGHTER ‘who has equal concern for the family and the society and its people, is no more now.

We, the members of the Vinayak CGHS Ltd.re-dedicate ourselves to the ideas and the path for this “BRAVE &COURAGIOUS GIRL” strived during her life time. She will always remain as an ‘INSPIRATION ‘to all of us. The fragrance left behind by her will continue to inspire all of us. She exhibited a rare example of courage during these days. Her vision would always guide and strengthen our path. 

Though she is no more yet her memories will remain eternally fresh in our mind and heart. She will always remain a source of inspiration for all of us in time to come till eternity.

We, the members of the Vinayak Cooperative Group Housing Society, Dwarka, New Delhi, pay homage to the departed soul and pray to Almighty to rest her soul in peace. We also pray to God to grant courage to her family to bear this un-repairable shock.

THE CELEBRATION OF THE NEW YEAR WHICH WAS SCHEDULED FOR 30th DECEMBER, 2012 at 1900 HOURS STANDS CANCELLED /POSTPONED.

It is proposed to hold a condolence meeting as per schedule given below to pay homage to the departed soul and pray to Almighty to rest her soul in peace and to grant courage to her family to bear this un-repairable shock.

Date 30th December,2012
Time 4.30. P.M.
Place Central Park of the Society,

VINAYAK C G H S, PLOT NO-36 
SECTOR—10 DWARKA, NEW DELHI -110075

All are requested to assemble

Ashwani Gupta, Ms. Bhwana Pathak, Inderjit JI & Ms. Nidhi Gupta

It will be nice to get the Arjuna Award: Syed Rahim Nabi


Debayan Mukherjee

AIFF Player-of-the-Year Syed Rahim Nabi has been a versatile player over the years. In a free-wheeling interview to www.the-aiff.com, the 27-year old admits it feels special to be voted as the Best Player by all the Coaches of the different I-League clubs. At the same time, he maintains that his name should be considered for the Arjuna Award. EXCERPTS:

Whom do you dedicate this award to?
My wife! She has been a pillar of strength.

Besides, I would also like to thank my family the staff and officials of All India Football Federation and the General Secretary, Mr. Kushal Das. I would like to mention that the AIFFofficials have always stood beside me and have supported me. Mr. Wim Koevermans has been special to me simply for the faith which he has bestowed on me. I also need to thank the support staff of the National Team squad.

Were you expecting this Award?
My job is to perform on the football pitch. A footballer shouldn’t expect anything at any given time. I stuck to my task and it feels nice when your efforts get recognized.

But yeah, I’m glad to have received it and feel I deserved it too. This year has been good for me as a footballer. This happens to be my third award of the year -- previously I received the Mohun Bagan Player of the Year Award and Indian Player of the Year from FPAI (Football Players' Association of India).

Given the fact that you’ve been chosen by all the I-League coaches, is the AIFF Player-of-the-Year Award all the more special?
No doubt! This is perhaps the biggest compliment a player can expect for. The fact that all the coaches unanimously voted for me makes me all the more confident. It shows that you are being recognised by the right persons.

Is this the best phase of your career?
On the surface, 2012 has been spectacular for me. But I have had exceptional spells previously. I have played in every position my club coaches (over the years) have asked me too. In that sense, I feel, the recognition could have come earlier as well. But no complaints, I am enjoying the moment.

Throw light on some of your best moments in 2012?
Off the football pitch, 2012 has been painful. First, my wife survived a fatal accident and then destiny struck me. I take life as it comes. The award acts like a balm and is very motivating indeed.

What next for Syed Rahim Nabi?
As a footballer, the target stays to win every match. Apart from that, let me be honest and say that I personally feel I deserve the Arjuna Award. I have served the National Team for long and with distinction. Having said that, I know it’s for the mandarin to decide it.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Zenith British College & Kalabhumi organized-LETS WIN THE WORLD


Zenith British College, Kalabhumi & Kahrana Film jointly organized an annual function in Shanti Lawn, Sector-1, Dwarka.


The programme was mainly focused on talent, generation gap, public speaking and Bollywood. Fashion show for teenagers and small kids were the main attraction of the event. 


Bollywood Star Ranbir Kahrana, Arun Nagar, Yograj Sharma-Deputy News Head, A2Z channel, Mukesh Kumar Singh Social Activist, Mustkeen-Handsome saloon graced the function with their presence.

PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT 2005


Naresh Lamba
M: 9891550792
Founder President,
Social Development Welfare Society (Regd.NGO)


Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 has come into force from 26.10.2006. The Act is aimed at providing protection to wife or female live-in partner from violence at the hands of the husband or male live-in partner or his relatives. The Law extends protection to women who are sisters including adopted sisters and mothers. Domestic violence under the Act includes actual abuse or threat of abuse, whether physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or economic. Harassment by way of unlawful dowry demands to the women victim or her relatives would also be covered under the definition of Domestic violence. The Deptt. Of Social Welfare, Government of Delhi is the Nodal Department for the implementation of provisions under the Act. For effective implementation, the Rules provide for

· Appointment of Protection Officers in each district as per section 8 of the Act and provide them with necessary infrastructure to enable them to start functioning

· Invite applications from service providers as per Rule 11 and register them after due verification as regards their suitability

· Publish the names and addresses with telephone number of the Protection Officers and the service providers.

· Wide publicity to the provisions of the Act.

The Deptt. Of Social Welfare has taken decision to appoint 18 Protection Officers on contract basis for which advertisements in Times of India has also appeared today i.e., 11.12.06. Meanwhile, the Department has designated 9 Welfare Officers as Protection Officers who are currently functioning from their present place of posting in various offices of Deptt. of Social Welfare. The Protection Officers shall be under the control and supervision of the Magistrates and shall perform the duties imposed by the Magistrates {as per Section 9(2)}.

The Rules provide for duties and functions of the Protection Officers which shall be as under:

1. to assist the aggrieved person in making a compliant under the Act. If the aggrieved person so desires;

2. to provide her information on the rights of aggrieved persons under the Act.

3. to assist the person in making any application under section 12, or sub-section (2) of section 23 or any other provision of the Act.

4. to prepare a “Safety Plan” including measures to prevent further domestic violence to the aggrieved person after making an assessment of the dangers involved in the situation and on an application being moved under section 12;

5. to provide legal aid to the aggrieved person, through the State Legal Aid Services Authority;

6. to assist the aggrieved person and any child in obtaining medical aid at a medical facility including providing transportation to get the medical facility;

7. to assist in obtaining transportation for the aggrieved person and any child to the shelter;

8. to inform the service providers registered under the Act that their services may be required in the proceedings under the Act and to invite applications from service providers seeking particulars of their members to be appointed as counselors in proceedings under the Act under sub-section (1) of section 14 or Welfare Experts under Section 15;

9. to scrutinize the applications for appointment as Counsellors and forward a list of available Counsellors to the Magistrate;

10. to revise once in three years the list of available counselors by inviting fresh application and forward a revised list of Counsellors on the basis thereof to the concerned Magistrate;

11. to maintain a record and copies of the report and documents forwarded under section 9, 12, 20, 21, 22, 23 or any other provisions of the Act of these rules;

12. to provide all possible assistance to the aggrieved person and the children to ensure that the aggrieved person is not victimized or pressurized as a consequence of reporting the incidence of domestic violence;

13. to liaise between the aggrieved person or persons, police and service provider kin the manner provided under the Act and these rules;

14. to maintain proper records of the service providers, medical facility and shelter home in the area of his jurisdiction.

Similarly, the Service Provider is entrusted with the responsibility to record domestic incident report and get aggrieved person medical aid, legal aid and shelter. The Service Provider should be a registered organization as per Section 10(1) of the Act.

The Protections Officers are to be attached with the Magistrates of the courts for the area notified for each protection officer. Therefore, the Protection Officers are required to function from all the district Courts and needs a premises within the court. For effective implementation, they need to be provided with vehicles for spot visits and making reports, staff to assist in maintaining records and corresponding with the aggrieved person, furniture and fixtures for establishing the office. The implementation of the Act provides for effective coordination and correspondence between Protection Officers, Police aggrieved persons and her family/relatives, district court, there is likely to be a number of cases being registered under the Act. This also requires a great coordination and monitoring among all these stakeholders as all the actions have to be reported within the specified time . Although the rules of the Act provide for appointment of Protection Officers only, there is requirement of a monitoring authority/officer in view of the volume of work in each case, and the number of cases likely to be registered under the Act. Accordingly, it is proposed that a Chief Protection Officer may also be appointed for addressing all the requirements under the scheme for implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. The Chief Protection Officer can function from office in Head Quarters of Department of Social Welfare

PROTECTION OFFICER OF SOCIAL WELFARE, GOVT. OF DELHI Distt S/WParmesh Tokas, Udyog Sadan, Qutub Insttl. Area, near Qutub Hotel, South West 26529019 26528175

FAMILY COUNSELING CENTRE
Guild of Service,Shubham , C-25, Institutional Area, South of IIT, New Delhi.

Qutub Institutional Area 26854529 51013416

HELPLINEAll India Women's Conference 6, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi 23389780 23384092

Delhi Commission for Women 2nd floor, B Block, Vikas Marg, I P Estate, New Delhi 23389780 23384092

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pradeep Sardana celebrates their Silver Jubilee Wedding Anniversary

Senior journalist, chief editor Punarvas weekly and well known film-tv critic Mr. Pradeep Sardana and his wife Mrs. Sangeeta Sardana have celebrated their silver jubilee wedding anniversary on 16th December in a grand function. The occasion was held at Delhi, Preet vihar’s beautiful banquet hall Saubhagya. Many eminent personalities from politics, media, art culture, education, business and various other fields have graced the occasion with their presence and congratulated the couple with their warm wishes.

The ceremony was very graceful and colorful. When the couple arrived, as Bride and Groom, they received a very warm and applauded welcome from all the guests present. The major attraction of the event had been the ‘Varmaala’ ceremony; the couple has exchanged the varmaala, being the bride and groom. After that the cake cutting ceremony was held. The ceremony became more gracious and memorable with the presence of the very important personalities along with the singing by Pankaj jeswani.

The eminent personalities present on this wonderful occasion includes Health and Higher Education Minister, Delhi- Dr. A.K Walia, General Secretary, Bhartiya Janta Party and ex minister- Dr. Harshwardhan, President, Trans Yamuna Development Board and ex minister- Dr. Narendra Nath, MLA and Parliamentary secretary of Chief Minister- Sh. Naseeb Singh, Councilor, MCD- Sh. B.B Tyagi and Sh. Gurucharan Singh Raju and many more.

Various senior media personalities were present on the occasion. From print media, there were, senior journalist Sh. Sat soni (Ex editor- Sandhya Times), Smt. Sheela Jhunjhunwala (Ex editor- Hindustan, Saaptahik Hindustan), Sh. Jagdish Upasne (Director, Makhan lal Chaturvedi Journalism Institute and Ex edior- India Today), Sh. Om saraf (Associate editor- India Today), Sh. Sudhir Tailang (Chief cartoonist- Asian Age), Sh. Rajesh mittal ( editor-Sunday Navbharat Times), Sh. Narendra nirmal (Feature editor- Hari bhumi), Sh. Arun Naithani (Feature editor- Dainik Tribune), Sh. Dharampal (Film critic- Tribune), Sh. Rajesh ahuja (Chief reporter-UNI), Sh. Amit Nagpal (Editor-Pratap kesari), Sh. V.S Chaturvedi (Editor- Rashtra Times), Sh. Sanjay Nigam (Editor-Keep in touch),Sh. S.K Pankaj (Editor-Film reporter). 


From electronic media, there were, Sh. Kamar Waheed Naqvi- Ex head, Aaj Tak. Sh. Bhavya- Star- ABP News, Sh. Sudhir Tondon- Ex Dy Director General , Doordarshan and Smt. Surat mishra- Chief protocol officer and media consultant, Doordarshan, who all congratulate the couple.

The other special people who brightened the occasion includes the well known Doctor Brothers of Delhi- Dr. Achal S Dave, Dr. Anant S Dave, Dr. Satish Dave, ,Principal ,Bhim Rao Ambedkar College (University of Delhi)- Sh. G.K Arora, Senior Public Relations Officer, Northern Railways- Sh. Rajesh Khare, Media consultant of Chief Minister, Delhi- Sh. Satpal, well known singers Sh. Jogendra sharma & Ms. Renuka and senior lyricist Sh. Vinod Sharma.

Besides all, many important people from business and social circle of Delhi, has enlightened the event with their presence, which includes Sh. G.S Sikka- chairman, Sikka group, Sh. J.P Aggarwal- head, Aggarwal builders, Sh. Rajan Kumar- head, Maharaja Residency, Sh. Vinod bansal- head, PJ Finance, Sh. Sunil Jain- well known businessman and social worker, Sh. Nirmal shah- head, Shah constructions, Sh. R.S Gupta- president, Vikas marg traders association and many other. Sh. Shailesh giri- head,Effective communications, Sh. Satyen mahapatra, head- Sai PR and Sh. Anand katyal- Film PRO were also present with their wishes.

There were few people, who could not attend the ceremony of Silver jubilee wedding anniversary of Sh. Pradeep Sardana & Smt. Sangeeta Sardana, because of being outside Delhi or of any other reason. But they have also send their heartily wishes to Mr Pradeep sardana. These people includes Dr. Karan singh, Smt. Shiela Dixit,Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. P.K Tripathi ,Chief Secretary, Delhi),Sh Pankaj Pachauri , Media advisor to Prime minister, Sh. N.P Singh ;COO, Sony Entertainment Channel, Sh. Anuj Kapoor ,Executive VP ,SAB TV,Sh Prem sagar, Sh Dheeraj Kumar ,Well known Producer Director, Sh. Sonu Nigam well known singer, Smt. Smriti Irani , well known TV actress & M.P., Sh. Surendra sharma & Sh. Ashok Chakradhar ,well known poets , Sh Shamsher ahmed Siddiqui, well known industrialist and Sh. Vindu Dara Singh & Sh. Surendra pal popular Film Tv actors.

In the function, a beautiful pictorial presentation about the couple’s journey from their childhood to their wedding and thereafter, was shown. The presentation was prepared by Stuti & Kritarth (the kids of Sardana couple), and was greatly appreciated by all the guests.

Kalpataru Day on the 1st of January, 2013


In the Ramakrishna Vivekananda tradition Kalpataru Day is an extremely significant occasion. It was on this day in 1886 when Bhagwan Sri Ramakrishna revealed himself as 'Kalpataru' and spiritually awakened a large number of devotees who were present at the Cossipore Garden House on that sacred day. This event is commemorated in almost all our centres to invoke the blessings of Sri Ramakrishna and to pray for the spiritual awakening of the devotees.


We, at the New Delhi Centre, will also be celebrating the event with special puja, homa and a brief talk starting from 7:30 a.m. on the 1st of January, 2013. At the end of puja and homa, there will also be prasad distribution. All the devotees are cordially invited to participate in the function, have Prasad and also receive the special blessings of Sri Sri Thakur.

Yours in service,
Swami Shantatmananda,
Secretary

FREE EYE CHECK UP CAMP ORGANISED BY PAHAL

Pahal social organisation(Regd) and Centre for sight Dwarka conductesd an eye check up camp on 23rd December at Delhi Appartment community hall, Sector-22, Dwarka.

Around 200 persons belonging to the weaker sections of the society in and around Dwarka consisting of male, female and children attended the camp. Free spectacles were arranged for more than 100 persons.


Pahal organisation thanked Centre for sight for their cooperation to carried out this activities.

Next programme of Pahal is Clothes distribution ceremony on the occasion of Republic day ON 26th January'13.

RESIDENTS OF ADARSH APARTMENT DWARKA LIVING A MISERABLE LIFE



Dear Sir,

We (Adarsh Apartment, Sec:3, Pkt:16) are writing to inform you that we/our residents of Pocket-I6, Sector:3, Dwarka, (DDA LIG & MIG Flats), New Delhi are living a miserable life of the best sub-city of Delhi as they have encountered number of unresolved common issues which have not been settled. Apart from that our residents are living before a pool of dirty drain water and with the piled up waste garbage's and with the foul smell.


Out of that one common issue is dark spot at the entrance of our gate and to the service lane. The stretch in question is undeveloped part of service lane. This undeveloped stretch on the left side of our entrance gate is being used for dumping waste/debris and other wasteful items for the last couple of years and is growing day by day. 


The whole area is filled with filth and garbage's even animal waste is being thrown in that area. The residents and visitors often complain about the same but nothing has been done by any dept. in this regard.

Kindly take immediate steps, if not, then there is a fear of spread of mass epidemic anytime.

We shall greatly appreciate if any action be taken at the earliest to clean up the mess at the left side of our entrance gate and develop the stretch in proper manner.

With kind regards.

For on behalf of RWA Adarsh Apartment
Sec:3, Pkt:16

International Cultural Exchange Program held at The Indian Heights School, Dwarka


The Indian Heights school, Sector 23, Dwarka hosted the “4th International Cultural Exchange Program” where a group of 16 foreign students from various European countries like Germany, France, Austria, Mexico and Norway are staying in the school premises for 4 days from December 24,2012 December 27, 2012. Lots of activities have been planned for this Foreign Delegation. On their arrival they were welcomed in a traditional Indian way to give them a feel of Indian culture. Students of the host school presented a Cultural Evening where different dance forms of India were shown & Christmas was celebrated with full gusto. A special DJ party was organized and foreign students enjoyed foot tapping Indian music. Other highlights of this visit are Interactive Sessions with the students, Tree Plantation, an Educational Trip to Agra and a visit to Old Delhi and other Historical Places. This cultural exchange program will surely help the foreign as well as host students to imbibe the diversity and uniqueness of each other’s culture.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

सहानुभूति नहीं समानुभूति की हकदार हैं महिलाएं: सुश्री सुरभि


महिलाओं के हितों की रक्षा एवं उनके संरक्षण के लिए कार्यरत संगठन ”जस्टिस फाउंडेशन” ने जेजी ब्लाक विकासपुरी में ”सेव वुमन” की परिकल्पना पर आधारित जागरूकता अभियान चलाया । इस दौरान क्षेत्रीय निगम पार्षद एवं दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय की पूर्व अध्यक्षा सुश्री अमृता धवन, एडवोकेट शिखा त्यागी , गवर्मेंट स्कूल पालम की प्रिन्सिपल श्रीमती सुषमा गुप्ता , शिक्षिका श्रीमती सीमा जैन , इंजीनियर श्री दिनेश वत्स एवं आईटी प्रोफेशनल श्री प्रदीप कुमार सहित बड़ी संख्या में लोगों ने यथासंभव महिलाओं के हितों की रक्षा करने की प्रतिबद्धता जताई । 


इस अवसर पर ”सेव वुमन” कैम्पेन की कन्वीनर सुश्री सुरभि ने महिलाओं के विरुद्ध जारी हिंसा एवं इस पर अंकुश लगाने के प्रति लोगों को जागरुक किया। सुश्री सुरभि ने कहा कि यह शर्मनाक है कि देश में महिलाओं के खिलाफ हिंसा के मामले दिनोदिन बढ़ते ही जा रहे है। कन्या भ्रूण हत्या से लेकर रेप जैसी घटनाओं को सिलसिलेवार अंजाम दिया जा रहा है। परन्तु यह दुर्भाग्य ही है कि इस पर अंकुश नहीं लगाया जा सका है। सुश्री सुरभि ने कहा कि निश्चित रूप से पुलिस के काम करने के तौर-तरीके, न्याय व्यवस्था के विभिन्न पहलुओं और दंड विधान के प्रावधानों में अपेक्षित बदलाव किए जाने चाहिए, लेकिन साथ ही साथ समाज की मानसिकता में भी बदलाव लाने की जरुरत है।

सुश्री सुरभि ने कहा कि स्त्री के प्रति हमारी खराब मानसिकता का ही परिचय खाप पंचायतों के वे आदेश भी देते हैं, जिनमें कभी तो उनके जींस पहनने पर पाबंदी लगा दी जाती है और कभी मोबाइल रखने पर। कभी प्रेम विवाह कर लेने पर उनकी हत्या को जायज ठहरा दिया जाता है और कभी गाना सुनने पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया जाता है। कभी दहेज के लिए उनकी जान ले ली जाती है और कभी परिवार के मान-सम्मान के नाम पर। इतना ही नहीं, कोई अप्रिय घटना घट जाने पर समाज के जिम्मेदार लोगों की उंगलियां भी अराजक तत्वों के बजाय स्वयं उनकी ही ओर उठने लगती हैं, जो कि घटना की भुक्तभोगी होती हैं। समाज के रवैये के कारण ही अपराधी सीना ठोक कर घूमते हैं और पीड़ित अपराध बोध से भर जाती है। ऐसे में यदि समाज की सोच को बदलने का काम नहीं किया जाता तो स्थितियों में सुधार की उम्मीद कम ही है।

सुश्री सुरभि ने कहा कि नारीशक्ति सहानुभूति की नहीं बल्कि समानुभूति की हकदार हैं। महिलाओं के प्रति समाज को नकारात्मक रुख छोड़कर उन्हें पूरी स्वतंत्रता , मान-सम्मान एवं समान अवसर प्रदान करनी ह¨गी ,तभी सही मायने में राष्ट्र-समाज की प्रगति संभव है। इस अवसर पर क्षेत्रीय निगम पार्षद सुश्री अमृता धवन सहित बड़ी संख्या में उपस्थित लोगों ने महिला हितों एवं उनके संरक्षण के लिए कार्य करने की प्रतिबद्धता जताई ।

MULUND FESTIVAL waves Starring Goodbye to year 2012

Nilofer Ansari

Mulund Festival initiated by Charan Singh Sapra - MLC & Chairman of Sewak (NGO) concluded yesterday with a Starring Goodbye to year 2012. The 4 day event organized from 21st – 24th Dec 2012 was a Grand Success. It featured more than 7000 participants in 13 different events which included Singing, Dancing, Literature, Invitational Cricket, Vintage Car Rally, Body Building, Badminton, Painting, Rangoli,
Marathon, Cookery Competition, Story Telling Activities, Quiz Competition along with Flash Mob.


The Theme "Masti-Mohabbat Mail" started with a VINTAGE CAR RALLY flagged-off by Bollywood Star Ajay Devgn. This train traveled into the hearts of every resident of Mulund and took them to an unforgettable journey of fun, love and togetherness. Body Building competition was a mega hit. Bollywood star Mukesh Rishi was the Chief Guest for the same. The Mulund Marathon, flagged off by Shri Charan Singh Sapra, had more than 2500 participiants.

Anu Malik, Boman Irani, Meghna Malik, Dilip Joshi, Shradda Sharma & Tusshar-Kapoor
The Mulund Book of Records had 9 Winners like Navin Anchan- the Handicap Swimmer, Shobha Tipnis - Guinness Book of World Record holder for Blowing Rubber Hot Water Bag & Rohit Shetty – The Limca Book Holder for conceptualizing 400 Poems in a year, among others. 

MPCC Manikrao Thakeray, Producer-Satish Reddy with Mohit Gambhir & MP-Sanjay Patil
Shri Manikrao Thakare – President MPCC was the Chief Guest & Shri Sanjay Patil –MP ( President – NCP, Mumbai) was the Guest of Honour. The awards for Mulund Book of Records were given away by them. Mr. Thakare appreciated the efforts of Mr.Sapra of bringing all the sections of societies & people of different age groups on a common platform & also give them a chance to exhibit & excel their talents. 

The Grand Finale on 24th December had smashing performances by Daler Mehndi, Terence Lewis & troupe. A galaxy of stars from Bollywood like Boman Irani, Tushar Kapoor, Anu Mallik, Vineet Sharma (Singham Fame), Meghana Malik (Ammaji Fame), Raju Nigam, Singer – Aliquli Mirza, Director – Rajkumar Gupta & Shraddha Sharma (Bigg Boss Fame) descended at the Grand Finale.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thanks Dwarka Parichay : P.K. Datta, Naturalist


To
Dwarka Parichay Team

My moving away from Dwarka to Indirapuram this month end makes me nostalgic about the little I could contribute in the life of this beautiful sub-city which has been a focal point of our interaction some time or the other during my wonderful span of twelve years in the service of Mother Nature (2001 – 2012).

I am indebted to you for your personal support and the words of wisdom which lent guidance and culminated into my being able to summarily contribute to the well-being of the sub-city basically aimed at “Connecting People to Plants … for a sustainable living”.

I would request you to kindly appraise my performance on your own benchmarks by giving a glance to my activities listed overleaf by sparing a few moments of your precious time.

Certainly, all this would not have been possible without your active support always, be it, the Management of CGHS/RWAs, the Principals and Management of Schools, the Print & Electronic media, the Social Welfare Organisations, the Police, Horticulture and MCD and very specially the co-passengers and staff in different chartered buses who helped me in communicating my small handbills to the larger society as Ambassadors of Good Greenwill.

My love for this beautiful sub-city compels me to continue my work and affiliation here. I assure you of my availability at all times and be rest assured that I will be too pleased to be of any service to the cause of good-green-clean-environment of the sub-city. Let us continue to work harder and harder to make Dwarka, a city par-excellence!

Look forward to your continued support to my crusade “Dare to Dream …. Make Dwarka Green” and wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year and warm regards.



Dr. P K Datta
9810169955
Naturalist





List of activities during 2001-12

01 Planted 2500 trees individually and another 7500 in association with DDA, MCD, social organizations, CGHS/RWAs 2001-12

02 Devoted a good seven years to the gardening activities in Ispatika Apartments making it the best Society for quality and variety of flowers. 2004-11

03 Photo features titled “Images emerging on Trees, Nature, Water, Life, Lights of Delight, Republic, Affinity” etc. 2009

04 Introduced Dwarka to the culture of Flower Shows 2009-11

05 Dwarka Chapter of All India Kitchen Garden Association 2009-11

06 Writing articles about Nature & Environment in print and electronic media 2009-12

07 Photo Exhibitions – Tryst with Nature, Kaleidoscope of Life, Nature 2010 onwards

08 Certification in Water Harvesting & Management, Environment Audit and Naturopathy 2010-11

09 Landscaping Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Delhi warehouses of a leading PSU 2010-11

10 Exhibition-cum-Sale of Chrysanthemum and Herbal plants 2011

11 Interactive workshops on Nature with distinguished experts 2011
12 Free distribution of plants to different institutions 2011

13 Landscaping and Garden development of Police Stations in Sectors 9, 19 and 23 2011

14 Environment Audit of prestigious schools winning state and national level awards 2011-12 2012-13

15 Associated with other agencies for development of a Buttefly Garden in the Waterbody at Sector 22 2012

16 Landscaping and Garden Consultancy (CGHSs / Schools) 2012

17 Herbal Gardens in three prominent Schools  2012

18 Enabling CGHS/RWAs avail free plants and “Financial Assistance Scheme of Delhi Parks & Gardens Society”  2012

19 Initiated proposal for training of Malis by Delhi Parks & Gardens Society – shortly being organized  2012

20 Writing papers for international workshops/seminars culminating into presentation of papers as Lead Speaker on “Civil Society’s role in promoting Urban Greens” – CUGS-2012 and invite to visit Mexico for participating in 8th International Congress on Botanical Gardens.

21 Offers from German and American publishers for printing books on my writings on above subjects  2012

22 Visit of senior citizens, students, Malis and other interested people to YWCA Chrysanthemum Show at Connaught Place  2012

Know more about Mr. P.K.Datta at Dwarka Parichay

गैंग रैप के खिलाफ छात्र-छात्राओं ने रैली निकाली

दिल्ली में गैंग रैप के खिलाफ छात्र-छात्राओं और घरेलु महिलाओं को जागरूक करने के लिए श्री ज्ञान गंगोत्री विकास संस्था (अखिल भारतीय गैर सरकारी संगठन) के संयुक्त रूप से एक रैली निकाली। रैली बिन्दापुर डी.डी.ए.फ्लैट से केशो राम पार्क, चाण्क्य प्लैस, महावीर एन्कलेव पार्ट-2, राजापुरी, भरत विहार, मधु विहार से होते हुए द्वारका सेक्टर-2 बस स्टैंड के पास एक आम सभा कर संस्था द्वारा नुक्कड़ नाटक का आयोजन किया गया। जिसमें लगभग 500 स्कूली बच्चों एवं महिलाओं ने भाग लिया और रैली को सफल बनाया जिसमें सभी बच्चों के हाथ में स्लोगन लिखी हुई विभिन्न प्रकार की सुरक्षा और आत्म निर्भर बनाने के लिए जानकारी दी गयी।

संस्था के महासचिव भाई बी.के.सिह ने अपना विचार रखते हुए कहा कि दिल्ली में पूरे देश विदेश के नागरिक रहते है और अलग-अलग भाषा भाषी के होते है फिर भी दिल्ली में जितना जल्दी प्रशासन एक आम आदमी को मदद पहुँचाती है उतना किसी अन्य राज्यों में नहीं होता है। फिर जो घटना एक फिजियोंथेरेपी कुमारी निर्भय के साथ हुआ इसके लिए संस्था के समस्त पदाधिकारी दुखी है और साथ-साथ केन्द्र सरकार और दिल्ली सरकार से गुजारिश करते है कि भविष्य में सरकार ऐसा कानून बनाये जिससे की इस तरह घिनोनी हरकत करने वाले व्यक्ति अपने आप में सुधार लाये और दिल्ली पुलिस को भी और जागरूक होकर काम करने की जरूरत है। इस अवसर पर डा मीरा कुमारी, संस्था की उपाध्यक्ष रानी सिंह, प्रिया तिवारी , नैना यादव, सिमरन, मौना, कोमल, कामना हिना, कंचन, सकीना, गजिया, निशा, बबीना इत्यादि ने इस कार्यक्रम भाग लिया और रामजस कालेज के छात्र सूरज कुमार ने लडकियां को बताया कि दिल्ली के बलात्कारियों का यही दवाई लात, जूता और पिटाई हमको स्वयं आत्मनिर्भर होकर पढ़ने लिखने एवं सरकारी गैर सरकारी संगठन में कार्यरत सभी माता बहनो को स्वयं अपना सुरक्षा का जिमेवारी लेनी होगी। तब जाकर गुंडे बदमाश और असमाजिक तत्व अपने आप सुधार जायेगा या दिल्ली छोडकर भाग जायेगा। 

फिल्म निर्माण भी एक चुनौती है: भूषण शर्मा

प्रेमबाबू शर्मा

जल्द रीलिज फिल्में‘प्रणाम वालेकुम’और ‘कोचिंग मनी टाइगर’ का निर्माण के बाद में निर्माता भूषण शर्मा अब अपनी तीसरी फिल्म के निर्माण में जुटे है। भूषण शर्मा को एक्टर बनने की चाहत ने निर्माता बना दिया । ग्लैमरस की दुनियां उन्हें हमेशा सपनों-सी लगती थी और इसी सपने के पूरा होने की उम्मीद लेकर उन्होंने करनाल से मुंबई का सफर तय किया।

भूषण शर्मा
यूं तो भूषण शर्मा के बॉलीवुड का सपना साकार हो चुका है लेकिन अभिनय की चाहत अब भी उनके अंदर जीवित है। यही वजह है कि वे खुशी मोशन पिक्चर्स के माध्यम से फिल्मों का निर्माण भी कर रहे है। 

भूषण बताते हैं कि खुशी मोशन पिक्चर्स ने दो फिल्में, ‘प्रणाम वालेकुम’और ‘कोचिंग मनी टाइगर’ का निर्माण है दोनों ही फिल्में आम जीवन से जुडे ज्वलंत मुददों मसलन सामाजिक रूप से प्रासंगिक नाटक, व्यंग्य, हास्य, प्रेम कहानी, कल्पना को सरोकार करता है। दोनों ही फिल्में लोगों को पंसद आएगी ऐसा उनका मानना है।बतौर एक्टर में भी इन फिल्म में काम कर रहा हूँ ।

गौरतलब फिल्म ‘प्रणाम वालेकुम’ का चयन आस्ट्रेलिया में होने वाले फिल्मोत्सव के लिए हो चुका है। फिल्म का रिस्पोंस क्या आयेगा उसके बाद ही फिल्म को रीलिज किया जायेगां। फिल्म की कहानी दो अलग अलग गांव और उसमें रहने दो समुदाय लोगों की है। गांव के लोग अपनी ही दुनियां में इतने उतझे की उनको बाहरी दुनियां में घटित घटना के बारे मे जानकारी तक नही है। बदलते परिवेष के चलते जैसे जैसे उनको गांव के बाहर में घटित घाटनाओं के बारे में जानकारी मिलनी होती है,बस यही से गांव में परिर्वतन होना आरंभ हो जाता है। आफिस आफिस फेम अभिनेता संजय मिश्रा फिल्म प्रणाम वालेकम’ का निर्देषन कर रहे है।

जबकि आज की युवा की ज्वलंत समस्याओं और राजधानी के शहरी और युवा पीढ़ी के तौर तरीकों पर आधारित को रेखाकित करती फिल्म ‘कोचिंग मनी टाइगर के निर्देषक अक्षय चैबे है।

भूषण शर्मा बताते है कि ‘संजय मिश्रा के पास अनेक सीनियर निर्देशक के साथ काम करने का अनुभव बेहतरीन रहा। जो चीजें अब तक सुनी थीं, उन्हें करीब से जानने और समझने का मौका मिला। जैसे यह कि किसी सीन को शूट करने के कितने एंगल हो सकते हैं। या फिर यह कि कलाकारों को इस तरह से कोई सीन समझाओ कि उन्हें पता भी न चले और शॉट शूट हो जाए। ऐसी बारीकियां ही एक बेहतर कल को बुनने में मददगार होती हैं। वैसे फिल्म के सारे कलाकारों ने एक क्रिकेट टीम की तरह काम किया, अब को बस रिजल्ट का इंतजार है।

Giving up Attachment

We are all attached to many things – our books, clothes, jewellery, car, home, friends, relatives, power, property, name, fame etc. This list is endless. When there is attachment to anything, it creates many stresses. We worry about someone else stealing it or damaging it, we dislike that anyone has a better item than us and we wish to always touch and behold the object of our desire. When we are in such a state of mind, it is not possible to empty the mind of negative thoughts and meditate. We are unable to have sufficient detachment to rise above our minds. Such attachment becomes a major hindrance in our path of enlightenment. The following story is about a poor wise man who had nothing but a shovel and yet was unsuccessful in meditation due to his attachment to his single possession:

A boy was born in a family of gardeners. They were poor and just able to manage a living by selling what they grew on the little patch of land they had. When the boy grew up, it was his turn to work on the land and grow herbs, vegetables and fruits. He had inherited a shovel which was his sole possession. He used to clear the land and grow produce. He sold them and took care of himself and his family. He spent any extra time he had in remembering God and meditating. He grew wiser as the years passed by and used his shovel as his walking stick. He was called the ‘Shovel Wise Man’.

The urge to meditate more grew strong in him. So the wise gardener hid his sole possession – his shovel- and went to the forest to meditate. Though he tried very hard to focus on God, his thoughts kept returning to his sole possession. He was worried that someone would locate it and steal it. Finally he gave up the idea of meditation in the forest and went back and got his shovel and started gardening. After some time of mundane life, the driving desire to give up all and get back to meditation became strong. So he hid his shovel and went to the forest. And again he could not get the thoughts of his shovel from his mind. So he became a gardener again. This happened several times.

The wise gardener finally realized that his problem was the attachment to his old worn out shovel. So he took his shovel to the riverbank, closed his eyes and threw it into the river so that he would not be able to locate where it had fallen. Then he shouted in triumph: I have conquered, I have conquered, I have conquered. At that time, the King of Benaras was bathing in the same river. He had just returned victoriously from subduing a revolt. Hearing the shouts of victory, he sent his minister to find out who it was. Seeing the Shovel Wise Man, he asked him: I am a conqueror as I won a battle. Whom did you conquer?

The wise gardener replied: My Lord, your victory is meaningless as it is defeat of an external enemy. The real victory is in defeating the mind and getting rid of unwholesome thoughts and desires. I have conquered the craving of my mind and won that battle. As he spoke, he focused his mind on the water in the river and reached a high mental state. He levitated in the air and spoke out: True victory lies in defeating the enemies within self and in your own mind.

While the King listened to him, he could feel all evil thoughts leave his mind and was very peaceful. So he followed the wise gardener to the Himalayas where the wise man wished to practice meditation. The ministers and the army of the King also followed the wise man. The news reached the city of Benaras and many people also gave up all their attachments and possessions and went to the Himalayas to meditate and attain enlightenment.

The wise man taught everyone the holy states of mind: loving kindness, tender affection for all; the feeling of sympathy and pity for the suffering; feeling joyful at the happiness of others and the balanced calm state in face of trouble and difficulties. All those who came with him attained high mental states over a period of time.

Nothing could have been possible if the wise gardener had not given up the attachment to his one single possession. We all have our own shovels. It can be anything which we are possessive about – our name, fame, children, possession, wealth, looks etc. We must give up our attachment so that we can get rid of unwholesome thoughts in our mind and tensions connected to that object. Only then it is possible to reach high mental states and finally enlightenment. Let us do the SitaRam mantra, meditation and follow the teachings of the Guru and get rid of all the attachments and other vices of our mind.

( As told by Omdasji Maharaj to his disciples) 

Monday, December 24, 2012

दर्द एक बेटी का

जी. के. सेठी 

माँ मुझे डर लगता है ... बहुत डर लगता है
सूरज को रोशिनी आग सी लगती है
पानी की बूँदें भी तेजाब सी लगती है
माँ हवा में भी ज़हर सा घुला लगता है
माँ मुझे छुपा ले...बहुत डर लगता है।

माँ याद है वो कांच की गुडिया जो बचपन में टूटी थी
माँ कुछ ऐसे ही आज मैं टूट गयी हूँ
मेरी गलती कुछ भी ना थी माँ फिर भी खुद से रूठ गयी हूँ
माँ बचपन में स्कूल टीचर की गन्दी नज़रों से डर लगता था
पड़ोस के चाचा के नापाक इरादों से डर लगता था
माँ वो नुक्कड़ के लड़कों की बेख़ौफ़ बातों से डर लगता है
और अब बॉस की वहशी इशारों से डर लगता है।

माँ मुझे छुपा ले बहुत डर लगता है
माँ तुझे याद है तेरे आँगन में चिड़िया सी फुदक रही थी
ठोकर खा कर मैं ज़मीन पर गिर गयी थी
दो बूँद खून की देख के माँ तू भी रो पड़ी थी
माँ तुने तो मुझे फूलों की तरह पाला था
उन दरिंदों का आखिर मैंने क्या बिगाड़ा था
क्यूँ वो मुझे इस तरह मसल कर चले गये
बेदर्द मेरी रूह को कुचल कर चले गये।

माँ तू तो कहती थी अपनी गुडिया को दुल्हन बनायेगी
मेरे इस जीवन को खुशियों से सजायेगी
माँ क्या वो दिन जिंदगी कभी ना लायेगी
माँ क्या अब तेरे घर बारात ना आयेगी??
माँ खोया है जो मैंने क्या फिर से कभी न पाउंगी??

माँ घूरते हैं सब अलग ही नज़रों से
माँ मुझे उन नज़रों से छुपा ले
माँ बहुत डर लगता है मुझे आँचल में छुपा ले।


Shiksha Bharati Public School celebrated Christmas


On 24th December 2012, Shiksha Bharati Public School celebrated Christmas with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The entire school was drenched in an Aura of Joy and jubilation celebrating the birth of Christ. This occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Kuldeep Rai (Retd. Education Officer) who was the chief guest, Mr. Praveen Rana (Municipal Councillor) and Mr. Pawan Bhatt (eminent social worker) were the distinguished guests. Honourable Manager Mrs. Ramesh Kumari Bhardwaj was also present on the occasion who was accompanied by respected Principal Mrs. Mamta Gupta. The programme commenced with a beautiful performance, by the tiny tots which was followed by a lovely performance by the primary wing students on Russian song.

Respected chief guest, distinguished guest, Manager and Principal rewarded the meritorious students with trophies and certificates. An inter house folk dance competition was held showing us a glimpse of Indian folk dances and the first prizes was bagged by Shivaji house. The highlight of the programme was a dance performance by the student of K.G class who was appreciated by one and all. She was also awarded with a cash prize. The programme ended with the blessing given by the chief guests and a vote of thanks was proposed by the head of the primary wing.

Free Medical and Health Camp organized by UVCT


URIVI VIKRAM CHARITABLE TRUST, DWARKA in collaboration with MISSION CONVERGENCE organized at Free Medical and Health Camp at Samalakha on 22nd December, 2012, as a part of its activities for helping the poor masses, women empowerment and empowerment of Adolescents.

The camp was organized near Sonia Gandhi Camp at Samalakha where free consultation, check up and distribution of medicines was done under the able supervision of Dr. Gajraj Singh Yadav, Physician, Dr. Sabrina Jain, Gynecologist and Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Pediatrician. More than 250 patients availed the services of expert doctors and free medicines. 


URIVI VIKRAM CHARITABLE TRUST, DWARKA has been entrusted with empowerment of women at its Stree Shakti Suvidha Kendra in Kapashera and Samalkha through its Gender Resource Center inaugurated by Smt. Sheila Dikshit on 2nd November, 2012 at Kapashera and since then more than 250 women have been enrolled in different Vocational Trades at the Center.

Shri B.S.Negi, Treasurer, Deepak Bharatwal, Director (Administration), Manorama Bakhshi, CEO, Ms. Harita Yadav, Project Coordinator were also present and supervised the activities of the Free Medica and Healthl Camp at Samalakha.

Annual Day celebrations at Basava International School


The beauty , colour and splendor embossed a new design on the canvas of Basava International School with the celebrations of its Annual Production ‘Manthan’. Mr. Joseph Emmanuel, Joint Secretary C.B.S.E presided over the occasion as the Chief Guest . The gala evening commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by all the guests and the principal. The school’s choir group invoked the blessings of Lord Ganesha through a melodious Ganesh Stuti which filled the air with Bhakti Ras. Dr. Preeti Dodwad, Life Member,Chief Coordinator, KLE Society Schools ,Belgaum also graced the occasion and extended a warm welcome to the august gathering . She eulogized the whole school staff and the students for keeping the KLE flag high and for their commendable efforts which has made way for the school to scale heights of glory.

The General Manager of the school ,Poornima Ambli, and the Principal, Manimala Roy, also extended their heartfelt greetings and welcomed all the dignitaries and the guests present there. The Annual Report presented by the Principal highlighted the school’s efforts to inculcate in students the Analytical power, Creativity , Good communication skills, human values and firm character as these are the thrust areas of the school. It was followed by the prize distribution ceremony wherein the meritorious students received the prizes from the Chief Guest for their excellence in academics and other co- curricular activities. The Hon’ble Chief Guest appreciated the excellent performance of the school in Academics, Cultural activities and Sports- the three important areas where efficiency is required to excel in life.

Cheer and thrill filled the air as the students of the primary wing took along all to the magical fairyland of Cinderella, which was presented in a highly commendable manner of art and creativity .Whereas the senior students expressed their concerns for social evils like corruption and female foueticide and it was put forth through two well choreographed and mesmerizing musical ballets ‘ Anubhuti’ and ‘Vaya’. The thunderous appreciating non-stop clap by the gathering was quite rewarding for all the participants. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Head Girl Sahana Harish. The National Anthem marked the end of the programme.



TIPS FOR THE PUBLIC ON HOW TO AVOID VIOLENT CRIMES

Rajendra Dhar
POLICE WATCH INDIA (Regd. NGO).

In the pursuit of our objective of striving for a Crime Free Society we are offering some Tips ON HOW TO AVOID VIOLENT CRIMES. We are sure that you will take every possible step to PUBLICISE THE SAME in the interest of the AAM AADMI & AAM AURAT.

Sexual Assault
1. Use initials instead of first names on mail boxes and phone listings.
2. Never admit on the telephone or at the door that you are alone.
3. It is risky to accept a ride home from someone you have just met.
4. If you decide to physically resist assault, remember that your goal is to incapacitate the attacker long enough to run to safety and get help. For this purpose PEPPER SPRAY is a potent lawful weapon, keep one in your purse at all times.
5. If you have been a victim of sexual assault, call the police immediately. Do not bathe or change clothes or you may destroy evidence.
6. Always Keep *YOUR AREA STD CODE 100* Stored In Your Mobile/Cell Phone For Ready Use.

Robbery
1. Avoid carrying valuable items or large amounts of money.
2. Always think ahead. For example, when traveling at night, have your keys ready to enter the house or start the car.
3. If your vehicle is being followed, drive in to the nearest Police Station.
4. If you are confronted by a robber, the best advice is to cooperate.
5. If you resist, there is a greater chance that you may be hurt.
6. Always Keep *YOUR AREA STD CODE 100* Stored In Your Mobile/Cell Phone For Ready Use.

Bank Machines
1. When using an automatic bank teller, always be watchful of any suspicious people around you.
2. The chances of being robbed at night are much greater, especially if you are alone.
3. If you find someone waiting and watching outside in the area of an ATM machine, do not use it.
4. Leave the area and report the incident to the police immediately. You could save someone else from being a victim of a crime.
5. Always Keep *YOUR AREA STD CODE 100* Stored In Your Mobile/Cell Phone For Ready Use.


Street Safety
1. Stay in well lighted, busy areas. Avoid walking alone and avoid known trouble spots & never use unreliable non-government transport when it is dark.
2. When you carry a purse hold it close to your body rather than by the handles. Do not wrap the purse around your wrist, because you can get hurt in a struggle.
3. Carry only what you need in a purse or wallet, not everything you have.
4. Avoid using shortcuts through dark alleys, fields or vacant lots.
5. If you think you're being followed, cross the street and change directions a few times. Go quickly to a well-lighted place with lots of people. Do not go home. You don't want an attacker to know where you live.
6. Never confront anybody who you think is trying to follow you as you will be giving him an opportunity to come close to you physically. Always keep PEPPER SPRAY handy for emergency use.
7. Whenever using CELL/MOBILE PHONE IN PUBLIC PLACES ensure that nobody is overhearing your conversation as it can be misused by strangers against you and your near & dear ones.
8. Always Keep *YOUR AREA STD CODE 100* Stored In Your Mobile/Cell Phone For Ready Use.

PEPER SPRAY SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE BY THE POLICE AT SUBSIDISED RATES IF NOT FREE OF COST. NOT ONLY THIS THE ADVANTAGES OF KEEPING PEPPER SPRAY HANDY BY WOMEN SHOULD BE WELL PUBLICISED BY THE POLICE & OTHER LAW ENFORCING AGENCIES.

Thanks for your VISITs

 
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